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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


General Pest Control - New Applicator Training (Category 10A)

New Pesticide Applicator Training for General Pest Control (Category 10A)

Controlling Pests in Structures



License and Study Materials


When is this training?

The training will take place on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Note: You must pre-register for this training.


What is this training?

In this training, subject experts will prepare students for the General Pest Control Category 10a test that includes:

  • ants
  • cockroaches
  • bed bugs
  • rodents
  • other structural pests

Please note that category 10a does not include termites.

Who should take this training?

This training is offered for individuals preparing to take the state exams to become licensed pest control applicators. This training will also be helpful for anyone managing pest problems in structures or pest control professionals desiring a comprehensive review.   

Category 10a General Pests The application of pesticides in or around human dwellings, industrial plants and business offices, food handling establishments, schools, hospitals or other institutions, warehouses, grain elevators, or similar buildings to control pests, including rodents of such structures, or of the occupants, furnishings, or provisions of those structures, except for the control of pest birds and wood-destroying insects or fungi.

Note: If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our 2018 Commercial Recertification Conferences in the winter.



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Preregistration is required

Check in opens at 9:00 a.m. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. To receive study materials for the class, you must apply for a license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which requires a separate $35 fee. Signing up for this class will not deliver you study materials.

Make checks payable to Ohio State University 

Refunds and Cancellations: There will be a $25 processing charge for any refunds. No refunds will be given after two weeks following the class. There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.



General Pest Agenda

Registration and check in begins at 9:00 a.m. Below is the class schedule. Exams are available at the conclusion of the class. You will sign up for exams during the check-in process at the beginning of the day. 


NOTE: You must have a photo ID for the test.


License and Study Materials

The New Applicator Pesticide Training course is designed to help you prepare for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator test. To become licensed, you must apply for your license with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The application for a pesticide license requires a separate $35 fee be paid to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Once you have applied for your license, you will receive study materials. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your study materials. We recommend that you apply for your license before taking this course. 

You must pass the core test and at least one category test to receive your license.

Click here for the applicator application form and instructions on obtaining a license.


Training Provided by:

Jennifer Andon Program Manager Pesticide Safety Education Program
Charles Behnke Former Extension Educator Lorain County
Chrissy Kaminski Program Coordinator Pesticide Safety Education Program
Jacqueline Kowalski Extension Educator Summit County
Tim Malinich Extension Educator Erie County
Mary Ann Rose Program Director Pesticide Safety Education Program

Pesticide Safety Education Program
Ohio State University Extension
(614) 292-4070

Questions: OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program